Ground Handling Wheels

Questions and tips for safe and fun flight.

Moderator: Ron Spiker

Ground Handling Wheels

Postby seneca2e » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:50 pm

If there is actually anyone that reads this forum that flies a Brantly :) or has flown a Brantly here's a question. Do(did) you fly with the ground handling wheels off or on?
seneca2e
 
Posts: 389
Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:35 pm

Re: Ground Handling Wheels

Postby Ron Spiker » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:27 am

The wheels stay on all the time. It would be a chore to unbolt them every time. They rotate up for flying, and rotate down for ground handling.
User avatar
Ron Spiker
Site Admin
 
Posts: 527
Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2003 5:33 pm
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Re: Ground Handling Wheels

Postby seneca2e » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:19 pm

I was thinking in terms of a clevis pin or clip so that they'd be easily removable. They're made out of steel(I just repaired mine) leaving them off would definitely save a few pounds. The Robinson R22 is flown without them and that's what got me thinking of leaving them off.
seneca2e
 
Posts: 389
Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:35 pm

Re: Ground Handling Wheels

Postby bryancobb » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:20 am

It LOOKS a little cool without them, but there will be times you'll say "dang I wish I had my wheels." I DID find some tires and rims that looked a little sportier that the OEM's.
Image
YHO-3BR Pilots International
User avatar
bryancobb
 
Posts: 283
Joined: Thu Feb 27, 2003 8:23 pm
Location: Cartersville, Georgia


Return to Flying

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron